Title: I'd Rather Dance With You Than Talk With You
Fandom: Harry Potter
Characters & Pairings: Remus Lupin, Nymphadora Tonks, Order members, Remus/Tonks
Ratings & Warnings: PG
Word Count: 381
Summary: Sometimes talking isn't the best way to communicate
Author's Notes: Written for the summer 2013 Remus/Tonks drabble meme on shimotsuki's journal.
Now there's also artwork by solochan
She walked back to the table where the Order members who hadn’t fallen asleep during Snape’s update at the meeting earlier, were gathered for a drink and a laugh. They didn’t do this nearly as often as they should. It always felt comforting when they did.
Emmeline and Hestia were entertaining everyone with tales from their Hogwarts years. No one had the heart to tell them that Bill’s stories were much funnier. It was nice all the same, a reminder of better days, of what they wanted back and why they were doing this. Tonks tried not to be disappointed that her seat had been taken when she went to the loo, making her sit as far away from Remus as possible. It was no use talking, but their eyes met. She offered a smile, Remus gave one back, a big one. That was new. Maybe this no-talking-thing wasn’t so bad after all.
The music in the pub grew louder, some began to dance.
For as long as she could remember, Tonks had loved to dance. Her usual clumsy self was left behind when she moved her body to the rhythm. Some might say her dancing was slightly unorthodox. Maybe it was. That didn’t change the freedom and confidence that always filled her.
“You want to dance?”
Remus looked up, mildly surprised, mildly amused.
She didn’t expect him to say yes. Now that he did, she was going to enjoy every second of it. And she was going to do her best to make him enjoy it too.
Her movements were erratic and sharp, his were small and reserved. They probably looked silly.
She felt wonderful. He looked happy.
It’s a start. One step at the time, and all that. You may not know it yet, Remus, but I’m here for you. Until the end.
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